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Cecil Roth

Published on -8/30/2014, 10:05 AM

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Cecil Casper Roth, age 66, of Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014, at his residence following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Hays, Kansas on December 23, 1947, he married Linda Welty on November 24, 1979. Cecil was raised on a farm, the son of the late Cecil Joseph Roth and Hermina Schmidtberger Roth. He graduated from Fort Hays State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics. Upon graduation he joined IBM and

was trained to be a programmer and later a senior program manager with his earliest job at the Pentagon, to FAA air traffic controller, to NASA'S Space Shuttle Program and the country's Space Defense Operations Center, or SPADOC. Following his career with IBM, he joined Perot Systems and became instrumental in systems integration within the banking industry as it consolidated. When he and his wife, Linda's careers took them overseas, he oversaw systems integration projects across Germany, the UK. And the Middle East.

Cecil possessed a zest for life, a passion for adventurous travel, gourmet cooking, fine food and wine, and fast cars. He loved music and the arts, with a natural talent for design and photography. Cecil had a natural warmth and an unpretentious, genuine curiosity about people, and with his quick wit, he could inject fun and humor with his unforgettable laugh and smile.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, two children with his former wife, Sharon Thompson; Todd Roth and wife Lara, Rachel Sherman and husband Darrel; a sister Donna Gartin; two brothers, Harold Roth and Terry Roth; and 5 grandchildren, Ben, Will and Sam Sherman and Sofia and Luke Roth.

A tribute and celebration of Cecil's life was held on August 21, 2014 at the Barn at Crooked Pines Farm in

Eatonton GA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, or PANCAN at http://www.pancan.org/ or to the Choalangiocarcinoma Foundation. http://choalangiocarcinoma.ore/.

A memorial mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Basilica of St. Fidelis, Victoria Kansas.

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